Having watched Scottish football for all my days, not a lot surprises me anymore when it comes to certain things – But I must admit, the memo released by the Daily Record claiming to be from a senior officer in Police Scotland blaming Celtic players for Gers fans acting up is downright dangerous!
There was a surge towards the front of Celtic Park when the Celtic players walked past the Gers fans on their lap around the pitch (that they regularly do). The Ibrox fans could not behave themselves or act in any sort of rational manner – putting the most vulnerable of their support at risk.
Again and again, these neanderthals are pandered too and told it’s not their fault for acting like thugs and putting their own fans lives in danger by their actions.
The very notion that a football player walking past the away section with their hands waved in triumph after a big win should solicit a mouth foaming response that we should all just accept is staggering, it’s shocking and it’s indicative of Scotland’s attitude.
The same attitude that puts the blame squarely on Neil Lennon for being victimised, attacked, spat at and abused on a daily basis.
Here is some of the leaked memo.
“I am firmly of the view that there is a clear link between the actions of the Celtic players (which immediately inflamed an already delicate situation) and subsequent response of the Rangers fans.
“Had I known about the Celtic team lap of honour, I would have suggested that the plan would be to release the Rangers fans first, if we had a Celtic win.
“As it was, as the Rangers fans had already been informed of the holdback, not many were actually making concerted efforts to leave so the timings to change the cordons etc round and deliver comms and messages were too tight.”